Quang Binh is one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam for nature lovers. What makes this place well-known by tourists is amazing primeval forest and cave system. This is also why it is called “the kingdom of caves”. Follow Travel Sense Asia guide and discover the most beautiful pristine caves in Quang Binh.
Phong Nha Cave
Phong Nha cave is situated in Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park. It is one of the most famous caves in Quang and visited by most of travellers.
The cave has two parts: water and dry caves.
To reach Phong Nha Cave, you will take a boat trip along the river for about 30 minutes. The cave mouth is about 20-25m wide and up to 10m high. Follow the underground river passageways you will explore the first part of Phong Nha cave.
After arriving in the wharf you can enter the second part that’s filled with stalactites and stalagmites in various formations.
Thien Duong Cave (Paradise Cave)
Thien Duong cave, also known as Paradise cave is located in the heart of Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park, deep in a primeval jungle. It is recognized as the longest dry cave in Asia and one of the most splendid caves in the world. That is the reason why it is called as underground palace.
To visit the cave tourists will walk down the wooden stairs and follow the boardwalk to admire the spacious, glimmer and magical beauty of the cave.
The total length of Thien Duong cave is 31 km but tourists can visit only 1 km. If you want to go further you need to join an cave expedition organized by a professional tour operator.
Hang En (En Cave)
Hang En is one of the massive caves in Quang Binh. It is situated in the in the core of Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park, inside limestone mountain range. Hang En is named after a bird – the swallows that live and home in the cave. There is
To reach the cave visitors have to hike through the green valley and cross the streams so it requires very good health to conquer the cave. A night camping on the big sand bank nearby underground river inside the cave would be the most valuable experience in the Hang En expedition.
Son Doong Cave
Son Doong Cave is the new star among the caves in Quang Binh. It is the biggest cave in the world. Its largest chamber is 200 metres high and could fit a 40-storey skyscraper inside. Son Doong cave contains its own rainforest with trees up to 30 metres tall and an underground river inside the cave.
However it is not simple to explore the cave because the local authority allows only a specific amount of guests to visit the cave per year and there is only one agency can operate the tour. A expedition to Son Doong is the most challenging and costly expedition in the area, and often booked out months in advance.
Tu Lan Cave
Tu Lan is a cave system, 70km to the northwest Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park. The unspoiled beauty and remarkable geological structure of Tu Lan make it one of the most amazing caves in Quang Binh.
The system contains more than 20 caves, both dry caves and wet caves. They are connected by sweeping rivers and surrounded by forests and karst mountains. All caves are still in a formatting process.
Hang Va and Hang Nuoc Nut
These are also two valuable caves in Quang Binh. They are famous not for their dimension, but for their incredible formations: Hang Va with thousand stalagmites rising up from emerald green water pool and Hang Nuoc Nut with beautiful underground river. Way to these caves is truly an adventure with over 10km trekking on a jungle path to reach the cave entrance.